JTG Daugherty Racing Unveils a New Livery for Ryan Preece for Bristol Cup Series Race

Published 09/16/2021, 2:35 AM EDT
Oct 11, 2020; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece (37) leads Alex Bowman (88) and Joey Logano (22) races during the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series paddock heads to the Bristol Motor Speedway. This race will take place on a tarmac surface, as opposed to the dirt race back in late March. Ahead of the coming race weekend, the JTG Daugherty Racing team unveiled a new livery for the #37 car of Ryan Preece.

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Preece and JTG Daugherty have partnered with VIVA Towels for the coming race weekend. The #37 Chevrolet comes in a white and purple paint scheme, with the VIVA logo near the rear wheel.

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This season, Preece sits all the way down in 27th place, though he does have a best finish of fourth. That result came at the Daytona International road course race, which served as the regular-season finale.

Ryan Preece is fighting for his career

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Earlier this month, it transpired that the JTG Daugherty Racing team would cease their two-car operation and run a single car. Currently, the outfit is running the #47 and #37 cars of Preece and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. If the rumors are correct, then Stenhouse Jr has a stronger chance of being retained. Naturally, this leaves poor old Ryan Preece on the lurch.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – JANUARY 27: JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Brad Daugherty speaks to the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

Although he is all the way down in 27th, Preece needs to put in some good performances. It will help him increase his chances of getting noticed by a prospective team in 2022. At the same time, those performances need to be consistent, and it could help him move up the championship order.

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In a way, he is lucky that he does not have the pressure of the Playoffs on him. So, the coming eight races are merely a formality and a glorified audition. Considering that he managed to snatch fourth at Daytona, he has already proved that he is capable of achieving good results. If he can maintain this for the Bristol race and beyond, it will do him a world of good.

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